The Dayton Anthology (pre-order)

Edited by Shannon Shelton Miller

The Dayton Anthology, the fifteenth in Belt's City Anthologies series, is a snapshot of a city as it recovers from the twin 2019 crises of devastating tornadoes and the mass shooting that took the lives of nine residents. Through essays and poems, contributors reflect on these traumas, and the longer-term ills of disinvestment and decay that have plagued the city for years, but also on the resilience of the people who call Dayton home. This is the city that brought the world the Wright brothers' invention of flight, along with the cash register, the hydraulic pump, and other technological innovations, but also the soaring poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar, and the comedy of Dave Chappelle. With contributions from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and former Ohio Governor Bob Taft.


Shannon Shelton Miller is a writer and journalist who's celebrating her 10th year living in the Miami Valley. A former staff writer at the Detroit Free Press and the Orlando Sentinel, she has contributed as a freelance writer to the New York Times, Washington Post, ESPN.com, Slate, InStyle, Shondaland and the Huffington Post. She has won awards for essay writing from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

DECEMBER 1, 2020 | ISBN 9781948742801 | REGIONAL INTEREST | PAPERBACK | 6 X 9 | 224 PAGES